The central aim of ISLE is to promote the study of English Language, that is, the study of the structure and history of standard and non-standard varieties of English, in terms of both form and function, at an international level. We aim for the society to provide a geographically and theoretically neutral central contact point for all those who are academically active and who identify with this aim. Although there are country-specific 'Anglist' or 'English Language and Literature' associations and country-specific 'Linguistics' associations (and we hope to be in contact with these, where appropriate) ISLE is the first global umbrella organisation fulfilling this role.

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ISLE 7: From Tradition to Computing

  • 19 June 2023, The University of Queensland, Australia, Brisbane

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Conference announcements

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  • Symposium: Historical English Word-Formation

    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany, 17 - 18 February 2023
    We invite studies in Old, Middle, and/or Early and Late Modern English word-formation with a specifically historical perspective, working with different theoretical and methodological approaches.
    Organised by Kerstin Majewski and Hans Sauer

  • International Conference on Corpus Linguistics

    University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain, 10 - 12 May 2023
    The Spanish Association for Corpus Linguistics (AELINCO) and the Organising Committee of this conference edition are pleased to invite you to the 14th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics
    Organised by Spanish Association for Corpus Linguistics

  • 32nd European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference (ESFLC 2023)

    University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain, 15 - 17 June 2023
    The theme is “(Cognitive) developments in multimodal (digital) communication. Expanding traditional borders in SFL”. Theme-related and other contributions from SFL-compliant perspectives are welcome.
    Organised by LVTC Research Group -- Ana Elina Martínez-Insua

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